Hyongryol Bak

Hyong-ryol Bak studied Photography at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and received his MFA from Korea National University of Arts. He has held ten solo exhibitions, including 《Unseen Land》 (10th Ilwoo Photography Award Winners’ Exhibition, 2019) and 《Slow-Drawing》 (Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Arles, France, 2017). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including 《Nature As a Playground》 (Museum of Photography, Seoul, 2018), a Korea-Scandinavia exchange exhibition, and 《Loving Earth》 (Hanger18, Brussels, Belgium, 2016). Bak was the winner of the 2015 Daum Prize (Parkgeonhi Foundation) and the 2019 Ilwoo Photography Award (Ilwoo Foundation). He received exhibition grants from the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture in 2016 and 2018. Pak’s photos are in the collections of prominent public art museums such as the Seoul Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern and Contempory Art, Seoul, Art Bank and the Museum of Photography Seoul. In 2019, his photo book 『Unseen Land』 was published by IANNBOOKS.

  • Education
    • 2012 Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea/ M.F.A in Department of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
      2009 Seoul Institute of the Arts, Ansan, Korea/ Department of Photography
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2019 《10th ILWOO Photography Prize ? Unseen Land》, ILWOO Space, Seoul, Korea
      2018 《Drooping Layers》, SongEun Artstorage : White Cube Project, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Dig and Cover》, Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Slow- Drawing》, Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Arles, France
      2013 《Invading Nature》, SongEun Art Cube,Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2019 《If I Were Not Your First》, SeMa Storage, Seoul, Korea
      2018 《Nature as A Playground》, The Museum Of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      2016 《Photo18 Festival ? Loving Earth》, H18, Bruxelles, Belgium
      2016 《CONCRETOPIA》, The Museum Of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      2012 《Nature》, Moran Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
      2011 《What do You think about Nature?》, Galerie89, Paris, France
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residency
      2013 Selected Artist in Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, Korea

      2019 The 10th ILWOO Photography Awards (Exhibition session), ILWOO Foundation, Seoul, Korea
      2015 13th Daum Prize, Geonhi Art Foundation, Korea
      2012 Public Art Selected Artists Grand Prize, The Monthly Public Art Magazine, Korea
      2012 13th SAJINBIPYONG Award, Photo Space, Korea
      2011 33rd Joongang Fine Arts Prize Selected Artists, JoongAngIlbo, Korea

      2017 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      2016 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
      2016 The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      2015 GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea
      2015 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Korea
      2012 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
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